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Your Free Ramadan Gift – A Lesson Set from Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Your Free Ramadan Gift

In gratitude of your support, we we’d like to gift to you this special lesson set this  Ramadan.
The Path to Spiritual Excellence, a nine part lesson set from Habib Umar bin Hafiz.
Taught in Arabic by Habib Umar and translated into English by Shaykh Abdul Karim Yahya.
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Can I Give Alcohol I Have Found to Non-Muslims?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam ‘aleykum.

If one buys a property and finds alcohol on it, can he give the items to people of other faiths?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah.

No, you cannot gift it to others. Rather, you should dispose of it in a safe manner.

The legal maxim states, “what is prohibited to acquire is prohibited to give [to another].” Essentially, just as you cannot do something unlawful (haram), you cannot directly assist another person in doing the unlawful.

Allah Most High says, “Help one another to do what is right and good; do not help one another towards sin and hostility.” [5.2]

[Zarqa, Sharh al-Qawa`id al-Fiqhiyya]

Please also see: Assisting in Sin

And Allah alone knows best.

Wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

What is the Ruling of Making a Gift Conditional?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Assalam aleykum

I am fairly certain that a friend of mine gave me a CD to keep, but since I was shy in accepting it I said to him something like “if you ever need it just ask” or “if you ever need it back just ask”. Now, does that mean this still belongs to him and I am not allowed to dispose of it since its been many years?

Answer: Walaikum assalam,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits.

In the case described, the gifting would be considered complete—and the CD is thus your property. What you said regarding them taking it back any time is considered like a light promise, which would be recommended.

The religious basis for this is that:
(1) Gifting (hiba) is a means of transfer of ownership, and it is complete when possession is transferred;
(2) The general ruling of promises is that they are (a) not permitted to make without full commitment of fulfillment; and (b) recommended to fulfill—unless the consequential action of another was based on the promise made.

[ref: Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar; Majalla]

Please see also: What is the Definition of a Promise?

And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.

wassalam,

Faraz Rabbani

Exploring The Qur’an – Surah al-Ikhlas – Five Part Audio Lecture by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Surah al-Ikhlas has been described by Prophet Muhammed ﷺ as one-third of the Qur’an, and there has been many virtues ascribed to this important surah. So, download, listen and benefit. We invite you to share this series with your friends and family.
Surah al-Ikhlas – Part 1 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Surah al-Ikhlas – Part 2 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Surah al-Ikhlas – Part 3 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Surah al-Ikhlas – Part 4 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Surah al-Ikhlas – Part 5 – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
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